A JISC-funded pilot project aimed at investigating the usage of Linked Data technology in order to join up a digital collection of ship’s logs from 1914-1918, with the Royal Navy Service Records in The National Archives.
These records have great value to the social and military history community as they include detailed information about the movement of ships, and about ship’s personnel. They have even greater value if linked to records and source materials from other collections, such as the Royal Navy Service Records in The National Archives. Linking the Service Records to the Logbooks will, effectively, ‘put sailors back in their ships’.
The Conflict Ontology
Conflict is an ontology that models concepts and relations useful for describing the First World War. I worked on this ontology in the context of the SAILS project: it started out with a clear focus on maritime history, but then it expanded into a full-blown ontology for the great war. This is very much a prototype and work in progress, in look for collaborators and contributors. Current state of the ontology: available only the main taxonomy, no properties.